This video describes the collection of repetitive dance gestures, resulted from the the method described Naveda & Leman (2008). "Representation of Samba dance gestures, using a multi-modal analysis approach"
This process is cross-modal method in the sense the we look for periodicity in the movements, from the periods of the music meter. In short, we show what are the possible repetitive gestures for each musical metrical level, such as 1, 2, 0.5 beats. We suppose that in case of samba dancers, the dancers will follows the metrical levels of the music. For more information, see the paper.
This video shows one of the possibilities of sonification derived from the process described in Naveda, Luiz Alberto and Marc Leman (2008). Sonification of Samba dance using periodic pattern analysis. ARTECH 2008.
The idea is to find a map between known rhythmic textures of samba music with patterns found in the movement. In this study, we used manual video tracking (frame-by-frame, Eyesweb).